Brushing Your Dentures: Take them Out, or Leave Them In?

May 31, 2024

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Dentures soaking in a glass

When people get their dentures for the first time, they often find that there’s a lot to learn. The new prosthetic can afford you the ability to eat and talk much more easily than you could before, but learning to do so effortlessly naturally takes a little bit of time.

That’s without even talking about denture upkeep, which is almost a skill unto itself. For example, you might have heard that you are supposed to brush your dentures frequently, but you might not know whether you should do that when you’re wearing them. If you’re curious, here’s some information that you might find useful.

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How Can I Best Prepare for ClearCorrect Treatment?

April 12, 2024

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Lady removes ClearCorrect clear aligners

If you’re getting ready for orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect, you’re probably excited about achieving a straighter smile without dietary restrictions or conspicuous metal parts. The removable clear aligners used with Clear Correct can address issues like crowded, gapped, crooked, or misaligned teeth, and many patients report that complying with the treatment is much easier and more comfortable than with traditional metal braces. Here’s a brief guide to preparing for this treatment to set yourself up to achieve the best results possible.

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The Breaking Point: Is a Snapped Denture a Dental Emergency?

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling with their new denture after dental emergency

Dentures are more than prosthetics, they’re a lifeline that allows you to eat, smile, and stay comfortable. So, when your denture breaks, the situation seems dire. But is a snapped prosthetic considered a dental emergency? Read on to learn more about the causes of broken dentures and how you should handle the situation.

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Imaging Inquisition: What Are Intraoral Cameras?

February 9, 2024

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Dentist using intraoral camera for woman's examination

Dentistry has come a long way in recent decades thanks to advancements in technology, materials, and techniques. This is great for patients because recent innovations have led to enhanced comfort, faster diagnoses, and more accurate results. One popular invention that many dentists have adopted is the intraoral camera. If you’ve noticed that your provider has recently made the switch to this upgraded imaging device, continue reading to learn more about it!

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Tooth Replacement Resolutions: Why Even Unseen Teeth Matter

January 12, 2024

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Dentist talking to a patient about tooth replacement

Have you ever wondered why your dentist is so adamant about replacing a missing tooth, especially if it’s in a place that no one can see? It might seem like no big deal, especially if the gap isn’t visible when you smile. However, even unseen missing teeth can have consequences for your oral health.

If you want to learn more about how missing teeth affect your dental health, continue reading.

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5 Must-Ask Questions to Engage Your Dentist at Your Next Dental Checkup

December 15, 2023

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A dentist and her patient talking at his dental checkup

When it comes to dental checkups, you may often find yourself in the hot seat, responding to your dentist’s questions. However, if you want to make the most out of your next checkup, it’s important to flip the script and ask your dentist some important questions. This not only helps you get invested in your treatment but will ensure that all your doubts are dispelled.

If you want to start engaging your dentist at your next checkup, continue reading. You’ll find some great questions that may spark your conversation.

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Are the Holidays Really the Worst Time for Your Dental Health?

November 10, 2023

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Thanksgiving spread

The holiday season is once again upon us, and dentists across the country are preparing for an influx of restorative dental patients afterward. While the holidays are certainly a wonderful time for togetherness and gift-giving, the feasting and seasonal sweets can take their toll on people’s dental health. Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy and strong during the holidays.

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Protect Your Smile: Watch Out for These 5 Foods That Can Chip Teeth

October 13, 2023

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Close-up of smile with a chipped tooth

As strong as your teeth are, they’re not immune to damage. Sometimes biting down on certain foods can end up chipping or cracking your enamel, forcing you to schedule an emergency visit to your dentist. If you want to keep your smile safe, you need to be mindful of what you’re eating. Below are 5 common examples of foods that could crack your teeth if you’re not careful.

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Why Does Your Dentist Take X-Rays, Anyway?

September 15, 2023

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A dentist looking at an X-ray

Your mouth is a complex puzzle with many pieces that can all go wrong in multiple ways. A dentist’s best option for looking at the puzzle in its entirety is an X-ray. There are many types of X-rays with different specialties like bitewing, periapical, and panoramic, but they all have one thing in common. They allow your dentist to properly see what’s happening with your teeth and jaw.

If you want to learn more about what a dentist sees when they look at an X-ray, continue reading. X-rays can help your dentist in a number of ways!

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4 Easy Back-to-School Tips to Ace Your Upcoming Dental Visit

August 15, 2023

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a group of students with bright smiles

With the new school year here, it’s common for people to get lost in their busy schedules. While keeping up with your assignments and projects is important, you don’t want to forget about your pearly whites along the way. The last thing you’d want is to miss class because of a preventable dental issue. If you have an upcoming dentist appointment, here are several oral health tips to help you ace your exam with flying colors.

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